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May 5, 2011

Justin Anderson says he's still committed to Terps

Montrose Christian small forward Justin Anderson said he was "a little bit" surprised when he heard about Gary Williams' sudden retirement Thursday, but the Terps commitment was "happy" for the longtime coach.

“I think it’s a great thing for Coach. He put in a lot of time, definitely deserves it. I think it’s a great day for him and his family,” Anderson said. “He’s been doing this for a long time and I think he’s considered one of the all-time greats.”

Anderson, a 6-foot-7 junior, committed to Maryland in March. He plans on discussing his college future with his family and Mustangs coach Stu Vetter when there is something substantive to discuss.

“I’m still committed to the University of Maryland,” Anderson said. “As of right now, I’ll just wait and see who the new coach is and make my decision later on.”

Posted by Matt Bracken at 8:50 PM | | Comments (3)


recruits - so gary had a terrific recruiting class coming to md next year ... i hope that kevin anderson is sleeping with these guys right now ... i'm a little nervous ... get the right new coach and get him now. otherwise, we could have several "rebuilding" years.

will one of the asst coaches get it? or is an outsider coming in? jimmy p isnt a candidate in my book....let him stay at loyola please. dave dickerson ?? great recruiter!

would sure be nice to have a md guy come back here.

man ol man, thought for sure we would have gary for 2 more years. i'm lost !!!

I cannot possibly respect Justin more than I do after those comments. All along he's said and done the right things but this is a truly difficult situation and I cannot help but be thankful that a teenager has such grace and understanding. Justin, myself and the rest of the terrapins can't wait to see you in the black and gold and continue to represent us under new leadership!

“I’m still committed to the University of Maryland,” Anderson said. “As of right now, I’ll just wait and see who the new coach is and make my decision later on.”

How can you be still committed but waiting to see who the coach is before making a decision?

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Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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